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George Bausman

Wedding of George Bausman and Rachel Miller
Wedding of George Bausman and Rachel Miller

George Bausman was a younger brother of Nicholas Bausman Jr, my maternal grandfather’s grandfather.

George was the sixth of ten children born to Nicholas Sr. and Mary (Casper) Bausman. Most of what I know about him comes from official records.

George was born 05 September 1857 in Guilford Township, Jo Daviess county, Illinois. He married Rachel B. Miller on 21 February 1883 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. I have been unable to identify Rachel’s parents.

They raised their family in Warren, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.  He and Rachel raised five children:

George was a life-long farmer, who died 26 December 1922 in Warren, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Interment made at Elmwood Cemetery in Warren. Rachel died 17 March 1950; she is also buried at Elmwood Cemetery.

Obituary: Iva Lena (Bausman) Leverton

Iva (Bausman) Leverton was the daughter of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman. Her obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standand on September 29, 1958.

This obituary is a bit odd since it has another obituary mixed in with it.  Paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 are Iva’s obituary.  Paragraphs 3, 4, and 6 reference a Mrs. Huett.  Why this obituary was written this way is a mystery.

Obituary: Iva (Bausman) Leverton

Transcription of obituary:
Mrs. Leverton, the former Iva Bausman, was bom July 29. 1901, near Warren. the daughter of George and Regena Mueller Bausman. She was married to Clinton Leverton who died in 1937.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Breed of Stockton. Mrs. Gerald Sargent and Mrs. Howard White, both of Warren, and Mrs. Donald Krupke of South Wayne, Wis.; two sons, Franklin of Winslow and Gary in the Air Force, stationed in Milwaukee; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Pansing of Warren.

Mrs. Huett was born at Lena, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Schneider Mammoser. She was married to LeRoy Huett, who died in 1948.

Surviving are two brothers, Ralph of Winslow and Joseph of Stockton; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Pillmore of Warren. Funeral service for Mrs. Leverton will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bartell Funeral Home with the Rev. William Tupper of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Service for Mrs. Huett will be at 3:30 p.m, at the Bartell Funeral Home, with Rev. Mr. Tupper, officiating. Burial also will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Obituary: George Bausman

George Bausman was the son of Nicholas Sr and Mary (Casper) Bausman, and the brother of my g-g-grandfather, Nicholas Bausman Jr.  George died on December 26, 1922, in Warren, Illinois.  I have no citation information for this obituary.

Obituary: George Bausman

Transcription of obituary:
George Bausman was born in Guilford township, Jo Daviess county, Ill., on Sept 5th, 1857, and passed away at Warren, on Tuesday, December 26, 1922. He is survived by the widow and five children.

He was married February 21st, 1882, to Miss Rachel Miller, of Guilford township. To this union were born three boys, Nick, George and John, all of Warren, two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Pansing and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, both of Warren.

Mr. Bausman spent the greater part of his life in Scales Mound, but in 1896 he bought a farm near Warren, where he lived until eight years ago, when he moved with his family to Warren to live.

He was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed by the family as well as by the friends and neighbors.

The funeral was held on Thursday, Dec. 28th from the Lutheran church, and burial was made in Elmwood cemetery.

Card of thanks.
We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends for their assistance during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, also for the floral offerings and the use of cars.

Mrs. Geo. Bausman and Children.

Obituary: Nicholas Bausman Jr

Nicholas Bausman Jr

My mom gave me another obituary; she has quite a few in her possession. There is no citation.

This is for Nicholas Bausman Jr, son of Nicholas Sr. and Mary (Casper) Bausman.  He was married to Catherine Hebenstreit.

I’m not including a newspaper image.  It’s a bit long and I didn’t feel like manipulating the image into multiple columns.

Transcription of obituary:

Nicholas Bausman was born on December 2, 1855 at Scales Mound, Ill. He was married to Katie Habenstreit [sic] of Shullsburg, Wis., on Jan. 21, 1886. He died on Jan. 12, 1922, at 10:15 in the morning, reaching the age of 66 years, 1 month and 9 days. Mr. Bausman lived in or near Scales Mound, Ill., all of his life except for five years when he lived at Butte City, Mont. He was a man of pleasant disposition and a good neighbor. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Lester Schoenhard of Galena, Ill., Mrs. Percy Davies [sic], Mrs. John Hesselbacher Jr., and Miss Hazel of Scales Mound. His only son, Clarence died in infancy. Three brothers, George of Warren, Ill., Lawrence of Wellsburg, Ia., and Louis of Kassen, Minn. Eleven grandchildren and a host of friends. The funeral was held from the home to the Presbyterian church at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Rev. H. A. Sinning preached the sermon and was assisted in the service by a quartette of singers, namely, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rittweger, Mr. J.V. Schoenhard and Miss Lucille Baus. Mrs. Ray Colin presided at the piano.

The relatives and friends from near and far to attend the solemn service were many. Some noticed at the funeral were Mr. Bausman’s brother, George, wife, their son John L. and wife and Mr. Elmer Pausing of Warren. Another brother Mr. L.L. Bausman, wife and son Lynn, of Wellsburg, Iowa, and the other brother, Mr. Louis Bausman of Kasen, Minn., Mrs. Lizzie Steinmetz of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hebenestreit, Mrs. Cecelia Stephan and Mr. Andrew Hebenstreit, Jr. of Shullsburg, Wis. Mr J.V. Zawvar, Mr. J.A. Stephan of Freeport, Mrs. J.C. Varing of Cuba City, Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Stephan and Mr. Frank Hart of Galena; Mrs. C.W. Banworth and son Elizabeth. The floral offerings were many beautiful and mutely testified to the popularity and sorrow experienced by a large circle of friends in the sudden taking away of a greatly respected citizen before many knew of his serious illness. It is a warning friends we should all be prepared for coming of the Ruler that makes no mistakes. For we know not the day or hour that the summons will come to us and it behooves all to be up and doing what we can for the Master and His cause. Mr. Bausman was laid to rest in Scales Mound cemetery. Rev. Sinning conducted the burial service at the graveside. Messrs Ferd Neuschwanger, Simon Distler, George Rittweger, J.W. Baus, Joseph H. Baus and P.R. Stadel, many years genuine friends of the departed casket bearers.

Obituary: Nicholas John Bausman

Obituary for Nicholas John Bausman, son of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman. Nicholas John’s father, George, was a brother to my g-g-grandfather, Nicholas Bausman Jr.

I received a copy of this obit from my mom; I do not have a citation.

Obituary: Nicholas John Bausman

Transcription of obituary:


Warren, Ill., – Final rites for Nicholas Bausman, 68, were at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bartell funeral home in Warren. The Rev. O.E. Mall, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery.

Bausman died Friday at his home in Shabbona, Ill. Services were conducted at Shabbona Sunday. He was born July 16, 1883, in Warren township, the son of George and Rachel Bausman. He had made his home in this vicinity until about 10 years ago, when he moved to Shabbona.

Surviving are his wife, the former Annie Plath; five daughters, Mrs. Cliff Fox, in California, Mrs. Ralph Luke, of Stockton, Mrs. Frederick Vandre, of Shabbona, Mrs. Harold Snyder, of DeKalb, and Mrs. Charles Bond, of Shabbona; four sons, Sgt. Leo, in Korea, Glenn, of Benton, Wis., Orville, of Lanark, and Alvin, in Nebraska; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Leverton and Mrs. Elmer Pansing, of Warren, and two brothers, George and Jack, of Warren. One son was killed in World war II.